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in los angeles. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. vice president joe biden is meeting with the house today getting ready to, to put together that list of recommendations to curb gun violence. there is one point where both sides agree, punishing people who lie on their background checks. until 2010, nearly 80,000 people were denied guns for lying or giving inaccurate information about their criminal history. but, only 44 of those people were actually charged with a crime. this is one of the issues joe biden's task force is looking at and we can last timing expect his plan to include a stronger focus on background checks. those recommendations to the president could come as early as tomorrow. the group is also looking at mental health treatment, violence in video games and movies and a potential ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. the nra is, of course showing strong obviouspposition to. this yesterday ocnn's face the nation, group president david keen said an assault weapons ban will not make its way through congress.
even be making him stronger. today, vice president joe biden said the administration's going to continue to make gun safety a priority. >> i know you've come to talk about a broad range of very important, challenging issues that are facing each of your cities and towns. as important as they all are today we have a more urgent and immediate call. and that is how to deal with the epidemic of gun violence in america. >> jennifer: so even though the public is behind gun safety measures broadly there is still this little matter of getting legislation through congress. house republicans are for a fight. they very well might win. they still do control the house afterall. even if reasonable republicans support pragmatic gun measures, when those reasonable republicans stay quiet the extremists speak for the party. here's, for example representative steve stockman, responding to the president's press conference. >> if he thinks these bills are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question
bill. we are so lucky to have barack obama and joe biden now. i think this was masterful. they hit all of the problem areas. i think it's a great start. you know, i'm disappointed in the news coverage. obama talked about the assault rifles and i wasn't sure if he was saying he thought they just should be outlawed outright. i got that from him. and what they would do about ones that were already out there. do you know anything about that? >> bill: well, there would be a ban on the sale of assault weapons going forward but there is no word about what to do about the -- i think i've seen maybe 20 million 40 million that are already out there in circulation or in the hands of gun owners. >> caller: oh, man. >> bill: that's a real, real problem. >> caller: that's -- >> bill: that's why i think we need a buyback provision like they did in australia. >> caller: buyback and if someone did want to have them, they could at least -- i think they should have to have insurance, too. handguns and everything. it costs $300 billion a year in medical costs for gun shot wounds in this country. >> bill:
more than he bargained for. i love joe biden but not quite as much as jennifer does. someone is always in our war room. check us out on current.com/war room. have a great night have a wonderful weekend and tun in to our inauguration coverage on monday. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> welcome to "the young turks," i'm the other half of the largest online news show in the world, and tonight i'm here to show you why. yes, it's go time, but it is also my time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> on today's show we have some very important topics, but one of the most important topics is the assault on women's rights and reproductive rights. now it's the 40th anniversary of roe v. wade, and the republicans have a very perverse way of showingshowingshowing it. throughout the show to help me talk about these issues is michael shure our epic politics man, and also michael hastings, thank you for joining us, gentlemen. >> of course, thank you for having me. >> of course. >> before we get to our conversation let me tell you what the issue is today with reproductive rights. we're seeing stories and reports from the n
was very, very pleased with what i heard from the president and the work that the commission that joe biden heads. there are many steps in the right direction. starting with the executive orders. but the real the crux of the matter is the universal background checks. this is so common sense. it doesn't make any sense that anybody would be opposed to it. as you mentioned in the intro i just got back yesterday from spending time with newtown families. we were very privileged to be invited, roxanne who lost her daughter the same time i was shot and gabriel giffords was shot, to see her speak to families who are just starting this horrible road of grief that no parent should have to go through. it puts a human face on these statisticses that we keep throwing out. >> john: indeed. and i think that that's what is guiding the president through this proposed legislation. but i want to get back to john with the politics. if the senate pass this is package, and then the house kills it, what do you think happens next? and can the democrats benefit long-term if the house republicans demolish this poten
. joe biden yesterday. >> we speak for those we lost. if we speak for our children and our families, if we have the courage to do what is the right thing to do then -- then we'll have the most powerful voice, and we, you, the citizens will change the nation. >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] hi. go ahead. >> caller: 5% of the gun violence in this country are committed by people who have mental health issues, but it seems like we're taking 95% of the blame. my greatest fear is separating privacy right from mental health, forcing doctors to report. you are then taken in front of a doctor hired by the state, diagnosed as being mentally ill, and then put in an institution. you may not have ever committed a crime, and the doctor just might feel like you could be violent. >> stephanie: right. the argument i have heard is people aren't going to get help because they are afraid of certain things. i get what you are saying too, as we say over and over the vast majority of mentally ill people won't do this but this could have been flagged. it could have prevented some of th
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